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|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 18 Libraries 18 of 22 copies|
Set against the anti-war protests, rock & roll revolution, and mind-expanding psychedelia of the 1960s, Julie Taymor's hallucinogenic musical follows the arduous journey of star-crossed lovers Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood) as they and a small group of musicians are swept up in the raging waters of the volatile counterculture movement. Guided through their journey by a pair known only as Dr. Robert (Bono) and Mr. Kite (Eddie Izzard), Jude and Lucy are eventually forced to find their way back to one another after being split apart by powerful forces beyond their control. The music in the film consists exclusively of songs made popular by the Beatles during the time period depicted in the movie. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
This original musical film is a fictional love story set in the 1960's amid Beatles music, the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio, to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, the killing fields of Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and painted and three-dimensional animation, the film is paired with many Beatles songs that defined the time.
Fathers and sons -- Drama.
Teenagers -- United States -- Drama.
Pacifists -- United States -- Drama.
Draft -- United States -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Culver City, Calif. :Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,2008
|Edition||2-disc deluxe ed., Widescreen.|
Taymor, Julie, 1952-
La Frenais, Ian.
Wood, Evan Rachel, 1987-
Team Todd (Firm)
Gross Entertainment (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson.
Director of photography, Bruno Delbonnel ; editor, Françoise Bonnot ; music, Elliot.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some drug content, nudity, sexuality, violence, and language.
In English, Spanish, Portruguese, with English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean, Thai 7 Portuguese subtitles; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Special features: extended musical performances; deleted scene; commentary with director Julie Taymor and music proucer/composer Elliot Goldenthal; 5 behind-the-scenes featurettes; photo gallery.
DVD; region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
2 videodiscs (133 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.